Monday, May 03, 2021

Geniza Greek glosses on the Talmud

GENIZA FRAGMENT OF THE MONTH (APRIL 2021): Five Greek Glosses to Bava Metzia 93b: T-S F2(1).164 (Julia Krivoruchko).
Medieval Greek-speaking scholars are mostly known as those who obliged R. Sherira and R. Hay, the Pumbedita Gaons, with translations of unfamiliar Greek loanwords. Yet beyond and behind this semi-anecdotal evidence there existed a culture of Talmud study, of which the glosses of T-S F2(1).164 are first-hand evidence.
Past posts noting Cairo Geniza Fragments of the Month in the Cambridge University Library's Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit are here and links.

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